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Freud’s Oracle: A Play Based on the Life of H.D.
Freud’s Oracle, written and performed by award-winning actor- playwright Catherine Ann Jones, is a one-person play about the American poet, H.D. and her relationship with Sigmund Freud. H. D. suffered great personal losses and a nervous breakdown due to the Great War and became Freud’s patient in 1933 due to an increasing paranoia about the rise of Hitler and the fear and certainty that another War was coming. H. D. with others finally persuaded Freud to leave Vienna and re-locate to London during Hitler’s reign. The themes are the travesty of war and the triumph of the individual spirit.